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Alpine Excitement

Tour Brief

This is one of the most popular tours from naturebeyond. The tour takes you to Darjeeling – The Queen of Hills for 2 nights, Gangtok – The capital of Sikkim for 3 nights and Lachung in North Sikkim for 2 nights. Your tour starts at NJP rail station or Bagdogra airport. We take you first to Gangtok where you stay 2 nights. On the second day you visit different local attractions around Gangtok including Tsongo / Tsomgo Lake. On Day 3 we take you to Lachung in North Sikkim. On Day 4 you visit Yumthang valley and other attractions around Lachung and return to Gangtok the next day. The last two nights you spend in Darjeeling where we will arrange for your local Sight Seeing also.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival and reception at NJP / Bagdogra and drive to Gangtok, the Capital of Sikkim (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M). Check in at Hotel. Free Evening, Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 2 - Drive to Tsongo Lake (Alt 12000ft/3600M - 52 kms one way) after breakfast to enjoy Snow and Yak Ride at the high altitude Alpine Lake and proceed further to Legendary Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Back to Hotel early afternoon. Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft / 4200M) on China Border (closed on Monday, Tuesday). Nathula can be visited by Indian Nationals only with 30 Days Advance intimation and at an additional cost. Afternoon is free for personal activities. Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 3 - Gangtok to Lachung, 124kms in 7hrs : Morning drive to Lachung (Alt 8075Ft / 2425M) in North Sikkim. On the way visit Singhik, Seven Sister Water Falls, Chungthang Confluence and Vim Nala Water Falls. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Check in at Hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight at Lachung.

Day 4 - Lachung to Yumthang Valley Excursion 25kms in 1.5hrs (One Way): Early morning drive to Yumthang Valley (Alt 11925Ft / 3575M), an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Enjoy the scenic landscape and Hot spring and drive back to Lachung for Lunch. Optional tour to Yumesamdong Valley (Alt 15750Ft / 4725M) for Indian tourists only – From Yumthang Valley you can drive for another 30kms in 1.5hr to Yumesamdong or Zero Point close to Tibet Border, one of the highest motorable roads in Sikkim and back to Lachung (at extra cost and prior intimation). Free evening, overnight at Lachung.

Day 5 - Lachung to Gangtok, 125kms in 5hrs : Check out from Lachung and drive back to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M) via Chungthang. Check in at hotel by late afternoon. Free evening, Overnight at Gangtok.

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Day 6 - Half day Gangtok City tour : Visit Government Institute of Cottage Industry (Closed on Sunday, 2nd Saturday), Orchid House Flower Show, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodurl Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden, and Santi View Point. After lunch travel from Gangtok to Darjeeling, 110kms in 4hrs : Check out from Gangtok and drive to Darjeeling (Alt 7100Ft/ 2100M). Arrival at Darjeeling and check in at Hotel. Free afternoon for personal activities. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Day 7 - Local tour in Darjeeling covering morning 3 points – Tiger Hill Sunrise Point, Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery. Afternoon visit 7 points covering Darjeeling Zoo and Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea garden, Tenzing Rock and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee center (Closed on Sunday) and Lebong Race Course Area. Free evening at Mall for Shopping. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Day 8 - Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station, 90kms in 3hrs : Check out from Darjeeling and drive back to NJP/Bagdogra. Farewell and tour ends.

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Why Travel With Us

naturebeyond is not an online portal, its a tour operator working on the ground in Sikkim – Darjeeling Sector for the last 14 years. We are one of the largest local tour operator regonised by Ministry of Tourism (Government of India) and Department of Tourism (Government of West Bengal). We have our own fleet of vehicles and long term relation with all major hotels in the region. Our team of travel experts are on the ground and can give you expert advice and service support that is unmatched. We also offer total flexibility of service to you. If you want a different tour or want some customisation, our executives will do the same for you instantly.

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How to Proceed

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